'The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre' by Stephen D. Youngkin

The Lost One:
A Life of
Peter Lorre



Chapter 3

Peter Lorre's
(A Sample)

Critics Are
Saying . . .

The Author

What's New!


Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre:
The Man,
The Actor


Photo Album

Poster Art



Radio Programs


Hollywood's Legends of Horror
Hollywood's Legends of Horror Collection

Although M and The Man Who Knew Too Much were shown in the U.S. – one in limited release, the other in wider – Mad Love was Peter Lorre's official introduction to American audiences.

The remastered print of Mad Love, with audio commentary by Steve Haberman, is included in this box-set of three double-feature discs from Warner Home Video.

Region 1 only
Date:   Oct. 10, 2006
Retail:   $39.98

The Films:

  • Mark of the Vampire (MGM, 1935), with Lionel Barrymore, Bela Lugosi, and Lionel Atwill.

  • The Mask of Fu Manchu (MGM, 1932), with Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, and Myrna Loy.

  • Doctor X (Warners, 1932), with Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, and Lee Tracy.

  • The Return of Doctor X (Warners, 1939), with Walter Barnett, Rosemary Lane, and Humphrey Bogart.

  • Mad Love (MGM, 1935), with Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, and Colin Clive.

  • The Devil Doll (MGM, 1936), with Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Frank Lawton.

The Extras:

  • Original theatrical trailer for each film

  • Audio commentaries – Mark of the Vampire, with film historians Kim Newman and Steve Jones

  • The Mask of Fu Manchu, with Greg Mank, author of Karloff and Lugosi: A Story of a Haunting Collaboration (1990)

  • Doctor X, with film historian Scott MacQueen

  • The Return of Doctor X, with director Vincent Sherman and author Steve Haberman

  • Mad Love, with Steve Haberman, author of Chronicles of Terror: Silent Screams (2003)

Available through these on-line merchants.

US Amazon
Canadian Amazon
UK Amazon – Region 1 or NTSC

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The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen Youngkin – now in its third printing and winner of the Rondo Award for "Best Book of 2005" – is available in bookstores everywhere, as well as these on-line merchants.

The Films of Peter Lorre (1982), also by Youngkin, is out of print but copies may be purchased through Amazon and Barnes & Noble below. Interested in Lorre's radio and television performances? Check out Radio Showcase and Movies Unlimited. Netflix has Lorre movies for rent.

U.S. Amazon – Soft-bound
Amazon U.S. – Hard-Cover

Amazon Canada – Hard-Cover
Amazon Canada – Soft-bound

Amazon U.K. – Soft-bound
Amazon U.K. – Hard-Cover

University Press of Kentucky
Barnes & Noble – Nook and Hard-bound